For as long as man has lived, man has also been bombarding poor Henry Cavill with the question of whether or not he’d like to take on the role of James Bond.
When I got the chance to speak to the Man of Steel star, I took the high ground and decided against asking him if he’d ever want to portray 007.
Annoyingly, for me, a journalist at GQ who I spoke to in the waiting room for this virtual junket did ask him about playing Bond, and it was Henry’s response to said question that went viral and was picked up by every publication on the planet.
Every publication except for The Movie Dweeb. And, yes, it is purely from a bitter, jealous standpoint.
Instead, after chatting to Henry about his stint as Sherlock in Netflix’s Enola Holmes, I asked if he would ever take on the role as a Bond villain, standing off against Tom Hardy’s rumoured 007.
After artist, Aitesam Farooq, took Henry’s character poster for Enola Holmes and tweaked it to make it look like a theatrical tease for a James Bond film called Need To Know, Henry said “If Barbara [Broccoli] and [Michael G. Wilson] interested me in any capacity to be a part of their movies then I will gladly have that discussion with them.
“That would be something I’d be very keen to explore further,” said an exceptionally well media-trained Henry Cavill.
I, on the other hand, a man who has zero media-training, and someone who pretty much struggles to spell ‘media’, then threw my name in the ring to play one of Henry’s sidekicks in the Bond flick.
Heck, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. As I did ask, I presume I will definitely now get the role. That’s how the saying works, right?